Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. has launched a Check Point Branch Office Security powered by cloud-delivered security services.
Check Point CloudGuard Connect and CloudGuard Edge delivers threat prevention updated in real-time with the latest ThreatCloud intelligence, flexibility to deploy branch office security in minutes from the cloud or on-premise, integration with SD-WAN providers like VMware and Silver Peak, and a unified threat and access management platform that can reduce operational expense by up to 40%.
As enterprises increasingly move their on-premise branch office workloads and applications to SaaS applications, they are adopting Software-Defined Wide Area Networking (SD-WAN) to intelligently route traffic to cloud services. However, connecting branch offices directly to the cloud significantly increases their security risk and security management costs. Branches are no longer protected by centralized data center security, which exposes them and the enterprise WAN to sophisticated multi-vector Gen V attacks.
“The movement to SD-WAN requires integrated security to protect enterprises from Gen V security threats. Enterprises expect top-rated security even at the branch office,” said Itai Greenberg, Vice President of Product Marketing and Management at Check Point. “With CloudGuard Connect and CloudGuard Edge enterprises can now deploy Check Point’s top-rated threat prevention and intelligence to protect their branch offices against the latest Zero Day and Gen V security threats.”
“Securing SD-WAN connections to the cloud is essential given today’s advanced cyber threats,” says Sanjay Uppal, VMware Vice President and GM of VeloCloud™. “We’re excited to partner with Check Point to help drive the transformation in connecting branches to the cloud.”
“Through the Silver Peak and Check Point partnership, enterprise IT organizations can confidently embrace a cloud-centric security model, centrally configuring and enforcing uniform security policies across the WAN with just a few mouse clicks,” said Chris Helfer, senior vice president of strategic alliances at Silver Peak. “The Silver Peak Unity EdgeConnect SD-WAN edge platform managed by the Silver Peak Unity Orchestrator™, automatically services chain applications to Check Point CloudGuard Connect and CloudGuard Edge.”